Students residing in a home district that provides busing are eligible to be bused to and from York Academy. Please contact your home district’s department of transportation for opportunities to utilize their transportation. York Academy does not provide transportation, therefore it is imperative that you discuss your child’s transportation needs with your home district.

Children are not permitted to enter the Lower School before 7:30 a.m., unless they are enrolled in our Before School Care Program through the JCC. If your child is participating in the breakfast program, he or she should report directly to the cafeteria at that time. Students must arrive for breakfast by 7:45 a.m. so they have enough time to eat. Upper School students are not permitted to enter the school before 7:45 a.m.

Upon enrollment at York Academy, and every year thereafter, each student will fill out a Request for Transportation Form (available at the front office). York Academy’s transportation coordinator will communicate with the student’s home district to make the necessary arrangements for transportation. Each school year, information regarding bus transportation will be sent home to parents. Parents who move to a new home, within or outside of the original sending district, must inform York Academy of their new address. York Academy administration will contact the student’s sending district to inform them of the change.

Parents driving students to the Lower School can pull into the gravel lot across from the Simpson Station (playground). You may not park or drop off students on Beaver Street. York City has posted a variety of “No Parking” signs all along the southbound side. The eastbound lane cannot be utilized for parking, stopping or dropping off students, since this is the bus lane. The bus is active between the hours of 7:30 – 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 – 3:45 p.m. Please note that York City Parking enforcement will be ticketing throughout the year.

Since York Academy does not own the land or parking lots surrounding the Lower School, make sure to pay attention to the posted parking signs. The dismissal process is designed to limit your need to park long-term. Dismissal begins at 3:15 p.m. with bus students, followed by K-3 at 3:20 p.m. and grades 3 – 6 at 3:25 p.m. Parents should be able to park close by for 15 minutes or less, walk to the gate, pick up their child(ren) and return to their car.


Unless there is a special schedule, all students at the Lower School are officially dismissed by 3:25 p.m. and students at the Upper School are dismissed at 3:45 p.m.

Staff will stay with children in the playground area at the Lower School until 3:30 p.m. At 3:30 p.m. we will take any remaining students to the front office to be watched by staff while we call their parents. If you have difficulty in picking up your child(ren) by 3:30 p.m. each day, please contact one of the following after school programs to arrange child care.

• JCC: (717) 843-0918 (onsite at the York Academy)

• Crispus Attucks: (717) 718-9620

• Lighthouse Youth Center: (717) 843-7995

• Lots of Love: (717) 962-0305

• Sunshine Day Care: (717) 846-2273


All transportation changes must be made by 1:30 p.m. on the day of the change. This includes leaving early for appointments. If this happens you can:

• Send a note with your child
• Call the Lower School Office at (717) 801-3900 or the Upper School Office at (717) 900-5001
• Contact Yaline Eshelman, Administrative Assistant/Transportation Coordinator, at (717) 801-3900 or 

We understand that emergency situations happen. However, after two late pick-ups you will receive a letter from the school. After the third late pick-up, you will be required to attend a meeting with the Transportation Coordinator and Administration.

If you have any questions about transportation, please contact Yaline Eshelman at (717) 801-3900 or